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Published: 24 September 2015

160 Pages


ISBN: 9780199682690

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Light: A Very Short Introduction

Ian A. Walmsley

Very Short Introductions

  • Covers the physics of light, its historical development and significance, and its applications in modern science
  • Introduces the vast array of modern optical technologies, from long-distance communications, to DVD and CD readers and writers, to surgical tools
  • Looks at exciting new developments using quantum light sources and 'optical tweezers' to manipulate individual molecules
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide